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Biographical entry McLaren, Samuel Bruce (1876 - 1916)

Born
16 August 1876
Yedo, Japan
Died
13 August 1916
Abbeville, France
Occupation
Mathematician and Physicist

Summary

Samuel Bruce McLaren taught mathematics at many of England's leading Universities and was Chair of Mathematics at University College from 1913. His main area of interest was mathematical physics and he wrote widely on the subject. McLaren joined the Royal Engineers when World War I broke out and was sent to France. He was injured during a bomb clearing mission and died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

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Events

1886
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne) with his parents
1897
Education - Bachelor of Art with Honours (BA (Hons)) completed at the University of Melbourne
1900
Education - Bachelor of Art with Honours (BA (Hons)) completed at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK
1901
Award - Isaac Newton studentship in astronomy and physical optics received
1904 - 1906
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics at University College in Bristol, UK
1906 - 1913
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics at Birmingham University, UK
1913 -
Career position - Chair in Mathematics at University College in Reading, UK
1913
Award - Co-recipient of the Cambridge Adams Prize received

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Cross, J. J., 'McLaren, Samuel Bruce (1876-1916), Mathematician and Mathematical Physicist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, p. 325. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100317b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Fay, 'Samuel Bruce McLaren', Australasian Science, vol. 20, no. 2, 1999, p. 46. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.